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Old 04-16-2007, 05:24 PM
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Hi Patrice take a dryer sheet and lay it on top of the gumk on the ironing board and press it and will come right off. Annette
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:14 AM
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I plan to hand applique this project using Eleanor Burns easy method with the fusible webbing.... she will be on QNN this afternoon so am going to take a refresher course then.. I've seen it done on SQ but didn't get to tape that segment so thought I should watch her do it again ...

Am glad some of you are finding this block fun to do... am hoping to get to mine after the weekend....

Right now I have two wallhangings to pin baste and quilt today and hopefully binding done and ready Sunday for delivery to my sister!
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:00 AM
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This is going to be a challenge for me because I do not do too much applique, but I am going to do it the hard way, ladies. Not ironing it on and zigzagging. Gonna torture myself doing it by hand and needle turning around paper. Gonna whip it out in about 6 hours. Gonna do it the traditional old fashioned way. No fancy, new fangled ideas for me. :shock: Or maybe, I will use dryer sheets and do it that way. Or break down and get out the freezer paper. Or maybe just iron it on and zigzag. I don't have any fancy stitches on the machine. I could embroider around the flower to anchor it on. Yow!!! Where do I start? I have to make a decision before I start? Not like piecing. I don't know...... :roll:
It's gonna be fun. :wink:
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:21 AM
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Good for you Norah. I'm glad you are going to challenge yourself. This is an excellent block to practice on. It doesn't have any small pieces to deal with. As you and I had talked about a while back, I think one of the most important things to remember when doing applique, is just try to keep your stitches even and it will turn out fine!!! I can't wait to see it.
I've got my pieces all cut out and ready to needle turn.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:54 AM
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News Flash, Nora ...

iron-on plus satin stitch presents its own set of challenges. needle-turn around a paper backing is only slower - not more difficult. (said with a big sniff and a "harumph!")

you want a challenge? shoot for needleturn on drawn outlines, with no cheater paper behind. go 'head. i dare ya. in fact ... i double-dog-dare ya.

AND to make it worth your while ... if you do yours that way, i'll make another one that way, too.

or ... you could quit pickin' on the rest of us. LOTS of options to pick from. ain't i just THE most generous friend?
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:02 PM
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Okay, Patrice, Miss Smarty Pants!! :twisted: You're on. I'll pick up the gauntlet. I'll try it your way cuz I want you to have to work twice as hard as the rest of us by making two. 'Sides, you're probably an old hand at that method, too. That does sound like a quite a challenge. Now I'm getting nervous.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:43 PM
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Applique technique question-
This pattern has very gentle curves and shallow cleaveages (innies) for which I am forever thankful!

I've been practicing my applique and I do pretty good at making points (outies) but it's those durn cleavages that get me. Does anyone have a fool proof method for making neat 'innies'? Help! :-o

P.S. I'm using freezer paper. It works best for me! :wink:
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:21 PM
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I'm no applique expert, so take this for what it is worth... You could use a glue stick to adhere the turned under edges to your freezer paper. If this isn't enough "innie", you could make a small (micro) snip into the concave seam allowance to provide a bit of ease.

I love your quilting terms... I now think of innies & outies in an entirely different way. :lol:
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Norah
Okay, Patrice, Miss Smarty Pants!! :twisted: You're on. I'll pick up the gauntlet. I'll try it your way cuz I want you to have to work twice as hard as the rest of us by making two. 'Sides, you're probably an old hand at that method, too. That does sound like a quite a challenge. Now I'm getting nervous.
i have never tried the true needleturn applique. the closest i've come is embroidering a stem stitch around the edges of some little bears. that made it really easy to turn everything under and get nice sharp innie and outie points. then i applied it to the background with leeetle beeety stitches through the embroidery. i suppose that's still "cheating"?

i would highly recommend small children be kept at least a block away because the language will no doubt get very ... ummm ... creative ... at Chez Johnson.

:shock: :mrgreen:
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:30 AM
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:shock: My... My... Such things from such a prestine Suth-en Lady :lol:

I can't spell like I talk, but y'all get the meaning... :lol:

BTW... Time for the Happy Dance!!! Tax season is officially over!!!!!!! :D (now I get to shovel all of the files out of my office!! :? )
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